Experience the grander side of Salisbury with a visit to what was once the home of the former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath. You’ll find the house in Cathedral’s Close, and it’s still home to many of his personal collections and mementos, making it a rare opportunity to glimpse the man behind the public face. In fact, much of the property is just as it was when its famous resident called it home, and Sir Edward’s previously private study is now open to the public since 2014.
Sit in the spot where one of the country’s most powerful men sat and reflected on decisions that shaped the course of history, and enjoy time in a welcoming home that was once much loved. Sir Edward moved into the property in 1985, 11 years after his time as Prime Minister ended.
One of the home’s most impressive collections is its paintings, and Sir Edward owned pieces by Piper, Wyllie, Singer Sargent, Lowry, Churchill and many more. There’s also sailing memorabilia, as well as a collection of items that reflect a love of music, as well as personal photographs and some fascinating ceramics from around the world. The building started life as a medieval canonry during the thirteenth century.